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Alleged Travolta Extortionists Haggled on Video

9/24/2009 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alleged Travolta Extortionists Haggled on VideoSecret police videos have captured the alleged extortionists in the John Travolta case in deep conflict ... with one defendant accusing the other of trying to settle way too cheap -- this according to law enforcement sources.

As we first reported yesterday, authorities have at least two videos of paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and attorney Pleasant Bridgewater demanding millions of dollars from John Travolta's lawyers, in return for not making a document public.

Our sources say Bridgewater is caught on tape demanding many millions of dollars, but another video shows Lightbourne outraged that Bridgewater demanded what he considered such a paltry sum. His demand was exponentially higher than hers, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told the videos show them haggling over money -- and although it's been reported the pair allegedly demanded $25 million, we're told they finally agreed to $15 mil.

We're also told lawyers for Bridgewater and Lightbourne will make a motion today to suppress the videos, on grounds they were illegally recorded.

And there's a sticky problem -- we're told one of the key Bahamian cops in the video sting was seriously injured "under suspicious circumstances" and is unable to testify.

Travolta has not finished testifying. We're told he has left the Bahamas and will return next week to complete his testimony.


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I agree #6

1822 days ago


Hey Chef a good one for quesadilla's?

1822 days ago


Up their nose with a rubber hose.

1822 days ago


TMZ can you PLEASE stop publishing all the details of John's testimony? Isn't it bad enough his family has to suffer the death, and have to relive it in court, but to have it all broadcasted..... just a little more salt on their wound. Have they not sufferred enough?

1822 days ago


If they did it like Travolta is describing. These two need to be locked away for a loooooonnnnnng time. How you could try to extort someone at a time like that. The man is trying to save his son for Petes sake. I hope the courts make an example out of these two.

I am glad that John Travolta came forward. Because this happens to a lot of stars. Most just pay and hope no one ever finds out. Im glad John took a swing back.

1822 days ago


i do not like the travoltas and their cult. sad that their young son had to suffer because of their religion. that being said, these people are pieces of crap for trying to capitalize on their tragedy. the depths that people can lower themselves to STILL amazes me.

1822 days ago


What a tragedy that Mr. Travolta has to relive his son's death along with this mess. These people deserve the harshest sentence possible, but remember - this is the Bahamas. Who knows what kind of lax sentencing they have?

1820 days ago
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